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Jul 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> everything is pretty much just collapsed tonight basement at this point. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. >> i'm sweating up in here. >> jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. hundreds of thousands of people are spending tonight in oppressive darkness caused bay brutal heatwave and widespread power outages. crews are working overtime trying to restore electricity in ohio, virginia, and several other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nig nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse would look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. there was a
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Jul 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
week, you can talk to me online at cnn.com/sanjay or on twitter. now, let's get things going in cnn. >>> from the cnn headquarters in atlanta this is cnn sunday morning. extreme heat baking half of the country and more than 300,000 still without power and at least 30 dead. a cold front is on the way, but relief may come at a dangerous price. plus, a new discovery about a mystery illness. children dying from a frightening infection that kills within days. >>> and later, a mexican drug cartel busted on u.s. soil, and three tons of marijuana and $2 million in cash and you will million in cash and you will never believe what else. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good mornings, everyone, i'm randi kaye and thank you for starting the morning with us. we begin this hour with the h t heat. it has been so bad that 30 deaths across the united states are blame hed on the heat wave. we get more from melissa rainy. >> reporter: saturday brought another day of blistering heat and in some areas that is more triple temperatures. people are looking for relief wherever they can find it. >>
CNN
Jul 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nig nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse would look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the fire was going on. there was a fire storm going on. i thought it was trees burning. as we got closer, it was homes. >>> to mississippi now, where that state's only remaining abortion clinic will stay open at least for the time being. the clinic owner told us tonight that a mississippi federal court judge has issued a temporary restraining order, which will keep the clinic open until at least july 11th. a hearing is set for that date. the clinic was facing closure under a new state law. in a few minutes, we'll go live to jackson, mississippi, for the late else. >>> exit polls in mexico project that 45-year-old enri
CNN
Jul 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
rainy, cnn. >>> and check out the weather map, because the cold front is coming down from the great lakes, but a warning while the temperatures are dropping, there is a threat of severe storms following that very same path. we could see lightning, hail and some severe winds. >>> this morning, two indiana parents are accused of leaving their babies in hot cars in the middle of the blistering heat wave. one of them actually die d. police in greenfield say this man left his 4-month-daughter in a car for an extended period of time with temps around 103 degrees and the baby later died in the hospital. 25 miles a wway in the town of fisher this mom is accused of neglecting her 16-month-old daughter by leaving her in a car at a shopping mall. >>> hillary clinton made it clear that time is running out for syria's government. she talked about high level defections from the syrian military and the growing strength of the opposition forces. >> the future to me should be abundantly clear to those who support the assad regime. the days are numbered. >> clinton was in tokyo for a donors conferenc
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Jul 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
the conversation going on twitter at cnn p cnn.com/sanjay. now, let's get a check of the now, let's get a check of the top stories. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, and it is 8:00 on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. here in aurora, colorado, where this small town and the entire country are united in shock and grief and joyful and excited fans had packed a movie theater here for a night of fun, but for 12 people, it is the last night of their lives. over the next weeks and months, will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes and tomorrow he will make a court appearance and likely the first of many. you will hear his name over and over and usually, it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and derrick klebold from columbincolumbine, and and vick from norway and in fact, today is one year anniversary of that killing. but the names we should be hearing are the names of the victims. we want to start this morning by remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by those people they left behind. >> it is
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Jul 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
to wrap it up today. meantime, keep connected with me sgmdcnn. sgmdcnn. i will see you this week on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new law in mississippi takes place, and it could force the state's only remaining abortion clinic to close. >> this storm came upon us very quickly without a great deal of notice. >>> the storm that has left millions without power has now claimed 12 lives. temperatures still in the triple digits. what could to blackout mean for your safety? plus, 23 siblings, and married at 17. i will talk to one woman who spent 50 years in a polygamist family and is now speaking out against it. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kay. it is 5:00 on the west coast and 8:00 a.m. on the east coast. my car said it was 112 in atlanta and it is going to be hotter, and the same today with excessive heat warnings issued for 19 states which is complicating the efforts to get the power back on for millions who lost electricity in storms over the past two days. many cities have cooling centers open to help people get a break from the heat. as for the strong storms
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Jul 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
the show from phnom penh. that's going to wrap things unfor us. keep the conversation going at cnn.com/sanjay. also join me on twitter @sanjayguptacnn. time to get a check of your top stories in the cnn "newsroom." >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. >>> florida teams up with homeland security. the state's new tool in their voter purge fight. >>> plus -- >> we want him returned to boston safely. >> two americans kidnapped in egypt, and now we have new details and their names. the family of one hostage tells us what they think happened. >>> and later, a christian, a muslim, and hotel porn. sound like a joke? well, the hospitality industry isn't laughing. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kay. it's 8:00 on the east coast. thanks for starting your morning with us. wee start with a victory for florida governor rick scott. he sue the federal government and now the government has given in. what did he want? access to the department of homeland security's database on immigrants in the u. the reason? he wants to purge illegally registered voters from
CNN
Jul 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
on, by it could be days before that happens. cnn's athena jones is live in springfield, virginia, for us, and athena, welcome, and how is the cleanup going? >> good morning, randi. well sh well, the cleanup is going in spits and starts. you can see the debris out here in the medium that is left to be picked up. you can see behind me where a giant tree fell on the power lines here. this tree killed a 27-year-old man on friday night who was driving home from work. it is an example of the kind of thing that the cleanup crews are facing. we were in rockville, maryland, on the other side of washington, d.c. yesterday and there were people out clearing debris, and clearing these giant trees from the road and cutting them down for mulch, but it is a lot they have to do it and they have to do it in the heat today, randi. >> what are the odds that people will get the power back on today? any word on that? >> well, i don't think that you have heard anyone promise that it will be happen today. you can see that this is an extreme situation that we are dealing with something that would take s
CNN
Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
ones by going to cnn.com/colorado victims. >>> another story we are following. cnn has learned of new fallout of the penn state scandal. authorities are on site this morning at penn state prepping to bring down joe paterno's statue. they have begun to place fencing around the statue and a tarp. colorado police and students are around the scene and they have gathered. we will bring you information as it comes in. >>> more coverage on the colorado shooting. bomb technicians have cleared the apartment of james holmes making their way through dangerous bombs and trip wires. a look at what the evidence means for the shooting suspect. ♪ [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good driving can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your insurance. why not give it a shot? carry on. now you can test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner elec
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Jul 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
apparently telling police that he had other explosives. cnn obviously continues coverage of this breaking news event. we continue with "cnn newsroom." fredricka picking up our coverage right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> we were watching a movie. and as one of the action scenes started up, gunshots were firing. and we heard like explosions or something to our left. >> it was just chaos. you saw injured people. there was this one guy who was on all fours crawling. there was this girl spitting up blood. >> gas bombs. as they were leaving. and then just gunshots all over the place. and it started in the theater that i had bought tickets to. >> horror and tragedy in aurora, colorado, this morning after a mass shooting at a batman movie premiere. so far, 12 dead. and 38 injured. as a community searching for answers. a special edition of "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm in for carol costello. we welcome viewers from around the world watching on cnn international. a night at the movies turned into a night of terror for moviegoers in colorado after a gunman opens
CNN
Jul 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
for "starting point" starting on monday morning at 7:00 a.m. i want to send you right now to cnn newsroom with don lemon. >>> looks like fun. have a great weekend. enjoy new orleans, you and everyone there at the table. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, jobs, jobs, jobs. new jobs numbers are out. they just came out, and it's not good for you or for the president. the stakes couldn't be higher with only four more jobs reports to go. before the election. experts say america's undecided voters are starting to make up their minds now. >>> we're on jail watch today as well. george zimmerman, will he post bond and be a free man until his trial? in the newsroom this morning, benjamin crump, attorney for trayvon martin's parents. >>> breaking news out of london to tell you about. terror arrests. the second major bust in just two days. new concerns and new questions this morning. are the olympics being targeted? >>> plus this. >> it's really funny that pepco is actually trying to save face now. about five to six trucks came with anywhere from six to eight different people. the whole process
CNN
Jul 15, 2012 8:00am EDT
't know her identity, her background, or who killed her, but in an exclusive to cnn this weekend, lieutenant steven spears shares never-before-seen information with us. i asked him where the body was found. >> princess doe's body was discovered in the cedar ridge cemetery in the northern part of new jersey. at the time she was discovered she was severely decomposed and as you had stated earlier, beaten quite severely. as a result of that her identification to this day has not been something that we were able to do, and throughout the years there's been a number of investigators involved in this case. i took the case in 1999, and my focus then and continues to be trying to identify princess doe. >> lieutenant spears, we're looking at this 3-d rendering that you have sent us. this is the first time it's been seen by anyone but investigators. can you just give us an idea of what we're looking at here and how critical this might snb. >> yes. i am very excited about this. a lot of times in cases as time goes on it becomes more difficult to deal with cases. i found with cold cases as t
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
of an explanation. cnn's poppy harlow spoke to people who live there and here is her story. >> it's frightening. we don't know when we can go home. they say it could be tonight or another couple of days. >> reporter: forced to evacuate following friday's horrific mass theater shooting, paum mcqueen is shaken. his children terrified. their apartment building right next to the suspected shooters. for those who live here, forced to leave their home, it has been a day bull of angst and questions. first and foremost is we need to render the area safe. the most immediate threat is the trip wire. >> reporter: two hours later, progress. >> we have been successful in defeating the first threat, which includes defeating the trip wire and the first insinary device. >> reporter: but also this. >> this trip wire was set up to clearly detonate when someone entered that apartment and it was set up to kill that person. >> reporter: kaitlin fonzy says she lives in the apartment below the suspected shooter. she heard loud tech know mustec his apartment on friday. went upstairs and found the door unlocked but decided
CNN
Jul 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
more ahead on cnn "sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> if you're just waking up this morning, let's catch you up on what's happening here in aurora, colorado. overnight, we found out that police interviewed an associate of suspected gunman james holmes. a spokeswoman says the person is not a suspect, and there's no reason to believe that he was involved. also, police now say that they've removed all the booby traps from james holmes' apartment and performed a controlled detonation of some of the explosives. others were burned. many residents who were evacuated were allowed to return home. >>> police say the evidence shows holmes may have been planning the attack for months. and he wanted to kill or hurt anyone looking for information about him in the aftermath of the attack. we now know the names of all 12 people killed in the tragic shooting. many were under 30 years old. the youngest victim just 6. police say the theater where the shooting took place will remain closed until at least wednesday. that gives them time to complete their investigation. holmes' defense team will
CNN
Jul 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
. and with good reason, of course. the cnn/orc poll shows that registered voters are split between choodsing who would better handle the nation's sluggish economy. 48% choose romney, 47% choose obama. when of courasked what issue is important to voters, over half say the economy, of course. the president is trying to blunt the criticism of the weak economy. >> from now until november, the other side is going to spend more money than we have seen before, and they will be raining ads down on your head, and they'll tell you it's all my fault. i can't fix it because i think government is the answer to everything or because i haven't made a lot of money in the private sector. i think everything is doing just fine. that's what all of the scary voices in the ads will tell you. that's what mitt romney will say. that's what republicans in congress will say. and, you know, that's their plan for winning an election, but it's not a plan to create jobs. >> that was thursday before this dismal jobs report. there you see him. dan lothian traveling with the obama bus tour. he is joining us now from northeast oh
CNN
Jul 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
and it is chaos. >> we will check in with the cnn severe weather center in a little bit. all right. the long awaited facebook stock reach ed a new low today. despite a better than expected earnings report the stock was down the $23, a 40% drop from the initial offering price back in may. >> and mitt romney at the ending the opening ceremony for the olympics in london a few hours from now, and romney is trying to recover from the remarks questioning whether the city is ready. he has since tried to smooth things over, but the british papers are showing no mercy. jim acosta reports now from london. >> mitt romney would like to take the torch to some of the headlines coming out of london newspapers. the "sun" dubbed him mitt the twit and over in the "daily mail" dubbed him the party pooper after he questioned whether london was ready for the olympic games and that drew sharp responses from the prime minister and the mayor of london. mitt romney has back pedalled and walked back some of the commen comments. in an interview with our own piers morgan, he sidestepped the question and said that londo
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Jul 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
? >> we did. cnn did have a chance to talk to them, and we were, our cameras were rolling yesterday when police allowed, started to allow people to go back in permanently. at first they were allowed to go back there to get some of their belong inings to get to where e they were staying to a hotel or relative, but yesterday they took down the police tape and allow ed them wider access, but the interesting thing, fred, is that some folks are choosing not to go back. they are choosing to go back to get their things, but not comfortable yet. most of the people are choosing not the stay permanently, but a few of them said, i am glad to be back to sleep in my own bed and hopefully things will start to get back to normal soon, but i think that it is interesting because of all of the explosive s that investigators say that were in that apartment, that a lot of people are not comfortable going there to stay there permanently. yes, fred? >> yes, don, and some people still suspect some residual explosives in the unit and it does not make them safe or they don't like the eerie feeling, the knowledge
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Jul 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
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Jul 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Jul 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
. "cnn newsroom" continues with my good pal kyra phillips. >>> good morning. what could have saved the 228 people on an air france flight that plunged into the ocean? new answers today on that 2009 tragedy. >>> a deadly police beating one year ago in fuller ton, california. back in the headlines. what's next in the kelly thomas saga? >>> also this hour, herman cain in the house to tell us all about his new project and share his one-of-a-kind insights on today's headlines. >>> first, though, the road to the white house has always run through ohio, so president obama, of course, hitting the road in ohio. live pictures right now. the tarmac in toledo. soon he'll be on a bus dubbed "betting on america." the first stop the museum in mao me. you'll see that live at 40 past the hour give or take. in the meantime let's bring in cnn's dan lothian who's already there. dan, this is actually the president's first bus tour, right? >> reporter: it is. he has done two other bus tours but those were, as the white house described them, official bus tour. this is the first one of his campaign and th
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Jul 31, 2012 9:00am PDT
heating up. cnn is there for a rare glimpse inside that civil war. >>> first, a big controversy at the olympics. that's right. a 16-year-old chinese swimmer wins the gold medal and denies that she is doping. ye shiwen set a record yesterday. on saturday, she won gold in the 400 meter individual medley. yesterday, the head of the world swimming association called her swim unbelievable. and suggested she may be doping. the young swimmer, she told reporters late last night and we are quoting here, my achievements derive from diligence and hard work. i will never use drugs. the chinese team is extremely strict on doping control. so i can assure you that it is not an issue with us. and women's gymnastics, the team finals happening right now. if the u.s. wins, it will be their first team gold since 1996. we'll keep you posted on that one. i want to go back to the swimming. the women's 200 meter freestyle happening in about two hours. 17-year-old american missy franklin, she is taking on the world record holder, that is fredricka pell greeny of italy. in men's swimming, michael phelps
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Jul 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >> that aide who said that has since apologized. want to bring in hala gorani with cnn international. covering numerous campaigns. the language can get a little salty. usually not captured on camera. >> didn't we get a shove it to a political reporter -- a politico reporter as well. >> tell us more about this. i think for viewers they may not understand how this works. when you're traveling with a candidate, you know, you have a certain opportunity -- or the president -- you shaout questios because you don't get a chance to really get to the candidate or to the president. >> and you covered the white house for ten years. you followed presidents and candidates as well. what is the -- what are the rules of -- >> it is funny, i covered president clinton during the milli monica lewinsky scandal and it happened all the time. he would be with world leaders and report woeers would ask him about what people cared about in that investigation at the time. that's what people were talking about. that's what they cared about. it happens and it might look strange that -- it might look disrespectful in some
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
sister rachel was killed in columbine, said it's all about uniunituniunity. got to take a break. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you tomorrow morning. >>> deadly propaganda. a massive explosion the taliban claims that a large u.s. base in afghanistan. a vehicle loaded with explosives ramming the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security con
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Jul 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> thanks for joining us. appreciate that. >>> earlier today cnn randi kaye talked to pastor's family and asked what he knows about the situation? >> we know about just as much as we know in the news in terms of they're doing a lot of negotiating. they're trying the best that they can and we are waiting. >> how concerned are you about your father's health? >> we are concerned but we're christians. weelieve in god. we're in good faith. we're resolved in our faith. we know that god is going to see him out of this situation. but at the same time we are human and we want to see our father get home. we want to see the sister, the member get home, also. we also want to see the tour guide, too. i'm sure a lot of people are not speaking about him, too. >> he says his father had no idea the region posed a risk to tourists. this is the third kidnapping of american tourists this year. >>> president obama's campaign has released a new ad this weekend. it features mitt romney singing "america the beautiful." obama's campaign charges in the ad the mitt romney either shifted jobs or stores his portf
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
director and cnn contributor tom 15 tofu. >> you're not talking about someone who brought weapons in through the front of the theater, the ticket-taker entrance. >> reporter: individual chains declined to discuss specific security measures. their umbrella group, the national association of theater owners, said in a statement members are working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reviewing security procedures. the national association of theater owners says it doesn't have a number of how many theaters in the u.s. use metal detectors. one immediate change in security, though, here at amc theaters is that movie-goers will not be allowed in the theater wearing costumes or masks. mary snow, cnn, new york. >>> we'll have much more from aurora. let's go to our headquarters back in atlanta where jennifer westhoven has a look at other stories making headlines. good morning again. >> good morning, thank you. >>> when we come back, we'll look at how norway is memorializing its own victims a year after a deadly attack. [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with
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Jul 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
terrorism are here in colorado for the aspen institute security forum that's co-sponsored with cnn and "new york times." today i had a chance to conduct the first-ever public in-depth interview with u.s. navy admiral who planned the raid that killed osama bin laden. admiral william mcraven may not be a household name, but as you're about to see, he's a genuine u.s. hero. this is the guy who's sitting right here who had the guts to tell the commander in chief we should do it, let's do it. and when you ordered that raid and when you said -- you didn't even know for sure that bin laden was abbottabad at that compound about a mile or so away from the west point of pakistan, did you? >> let me make one thing clear, i didn't order the raid. >> but he told the president of the united states that he thought he could do it. [ laughter ] >> i mean, and this is not a small point. the fact of the matter is it was the president of the united states that ordered the raid. >> and he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision. >> he does. [ applause ] >> and when he came to the head of special
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Jul 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
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Jul 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
in, what could have happened? she had told cnn that obviously she was very afraid having known what was in there now. but, you know, that could have ended her life. it could have, you know, ended the lives of all of the people in that apartment complex or first responders. so i think the big outstanding question now, and i don't know that we'll ever get an answer, is why would he tell police that there were explosives if it was set up to detonate and kill. >> yeah. so many questions. poppy harlow reporting live for us. >>> james holmes, the suspect, his first appearance in a colorado courtroom was bizarre. was he slipping into madness? was he faking it? he was sporting that mop of orange hair. and his expressions ranged from shock to confusion to sleepiness. cnn's jim spellman was inside the courtroom from that hearing -- for that hearing, rather. he is joining us from aurora. jim, describe what it was like inside that courtroom. >> reporter: there was a lot of anticipation. people were there an hour and a half, two hours early. one-half of the room was press. the other half was fam
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Jul 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
so far have been found. aurora police tell cnn that one man is in custody, and that there is no evidence of a second shooter. here is what we can tell you about that suspected shooter right now. the gunman is a 24-year-old white male. he was wearing a bulletproof vest, a mask, covering most of his face, except for his eyes, according to eyewitnesss, and carrying four guns in all. one of which federal officials describe as an assault rifle. the same officials also say the suspect deployed tear gas just before firing into the crowd. the man was later apprehended in a parking lot at the rear of the theater where he did not apparently resist arrest. a motive for this attack still unknown. we're also hearing from witnesses who either saw the shooter or spoke to those who did. >> a man about six feet tall, taller than her, kicked through the door. and he was in she said a riot helmet. she said he had a bulletproof vest on. you know, she said that he was completely covered in all black with goggles. and she said that after that point, when she saw that he was hold
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Jul 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
about 11:40 eastern. you'll hear him live here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the republican governor of louisiana and former governor of minnesota are tracing the president's route as mitt romney's surrogates. bob j jindal and tim pawlenty call their tour the middle-class promise gap tour. >> this president has been bad for america, bad for ohio. here in ohio where 40,000 fewer jobs than when he took office. average income has gone down $3,000. the list goes on an on. but the bottom line is this. we've gotten tired of the broken promises. we need to elect mitt romney. >> the two are due in parma the next hour. romney himself remains on a working vacation in new hampshire. >>> with the olympics just a few weeks away, police in london are taking no chances. and today they arrested five men and a woman in separate areas of london. the six are suspected of being part of a possible terror plot with potential targets in the uk. nic robertson on this out of london. so what more do we know, nic? >> police are saying it was an intelligence-lead operation that they were involved in the terrori
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? >>> and vacation or die or both? on cnn saturday night. >>> you know this well, the great recession hit wall street and now main street and now landing at the steps of city hall, public safety, your safety, my safety may take the hit. so are the nation's financial problems especially cuts in fire and police protection, is it making all of us less safe? a good place to look for answers is in scranton, pennsylvania when police and firefighters recently saw their salaries, get this, cut to minimum wage. earlier i spoke to a scranton firefighter who described what he and his colleagues are going through. >> i'm a very proud parent, i'm proud to be a firefighter, but also, you know, i'm more proud to be a parent and to be able to provide for my family. and i'm very concerned that if this maintains, i won't be able to do that. it's very stressful right now. you know, with that being said, i'm very fortunate, you know, to have a job in this economy. but i need to pay the bills. >> you know that was bob who we talked to earlier tonight, and now we're joined by ron who is a police officer in scranton and th
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Jul 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
he misspoke in that conference call. let's bring in our cnn chief political analyst gloria borger in "the situation room" as well. the ad we just saw in dan's piece, part of a broader picture that the obama administration, the obama campaign is trying to project. >> as you know this is the summer when it's time to define your opponent. it's not rocket science here, wolf. what the obama campaign is trying to do is paint a very, very unflattering portrait of mitt romney. he is, according to the obama campaign, secretive, tax avoiding businessman who outsources jobs and cares nothing about the middle class. that is of course on top of his wealth. so it's a caricature but sometimes care ka churs can stick particularly when you're spending $25 million a month most of which is in negative advertising. so that can stick. and the problem for romney right now is that unless he releases his taxes or continues to -- or give some more information about his taxes or even bain, these questions will be raised. don't forget, wolf, you were there. these questions were raised by his republican oppo
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Jul 24, 2012 3:00pm EDT
cnn he rigged 30 homemade grenades and ten gallons of gasoline to blow if someone walked inside. cnn learned the details from a law enforcement official who has seen video from the inside. the official adds it was rigged to a control box with wires like, his word, spaghetti. a former fbi agent said the setup was like something you'd find in iraq or afghanistan. >> this is one of the first times we've seen a house bomb in the united states. some of these things do exist overseas. we have seen them in places like iraq and afghanistan. also, in colombia, south america. this is the first one i can recall seeing or reading about in the united states where it was set to destroy the home. >> crews spent more than 24 hours sizing up the threats within that apartment. they took some of the materials here to the secure field and detonated them saturday. one theory is that holmes booby-trapped his apartment and played loud music to lure someone inside triggering this massive blast. his downstairs neighbor said she almost went inside to deal with the music and figure out why it was so loud. she
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Jul 11, 2012 2:00am PDT
of the health care debate keep it on cnn. monitor cnn.com throughout the day. >> i'll get ali off the ledge and switch gears. >>> banned for life. this does not bode well for lance armstrong. three of lance armstrong's closest cycling advisers, two doctors and a trainer have received what's really considered to be the death penalty in sports from the u.s. anti-doping agency. they were all associated with lance armstrong's former u.s. postal service cycling team. the agency says they were trafficking in performance enhancing drugs during all or part of lance armstrong's seven tour de france victories. armstrong himself is not part of that. but he is fighting charges as well that he used banned drugs. he filed a lawsuit. it was dismissed. he went ahead and refiled that lawsuit in a flash, really. all within a matter of days. a lawsuit against the anti-doping agency to try to help keep their case from going forward. stay tuned to this space. it may be dismissed again. it may go forward. >> there's been anti-doping agency news almost every day. one might start to wonder whether they are on a pe
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Jul 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
the university, though the board of trustees will speak publicly today. cnn's susan candiotti is in philadelphia. good morning, susan. >> reporter: carol, the freeh report a brutal assessment of what went wrong and how jerry sandusky was able to rape and molest so many children over the course of at least 15 years. louis freeh finding that four top penn state officials were part of what he called a culture of secrecy built around protecting the image of penn state university and its football program. >> our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state, the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. mr. spanier, schultz, paterno, and curley never demonstrated through actions or words any concern for the safety and well-being of sandusky's victims until after sandusky's arrest. >> reporter: freeh's investigators found that joe paterno knew about problems with jerry sandusky going back to 1998. despite his grand jur
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Jul 10, 2012 10:00am PDT
.vitac.com >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this season the "cnn newsroom," the health care bill that was upheld. congressmen and women are debating it. >>> we're watching presidential candidate mitt romney address supporters in grand junction, colorado. >>> later in the hour president obama is going to address this supporters in iowa. we're bringing you both those events. want to get right to it. the 26-year-old jihadist accused of plotting to use model airplanes loaded with explosives to attack the pentagon and capitol has now agreed to a plea deal. according to the justice department, he's going to plead guilty to two of six charges and faces 17 years in prison. he was arrested this september as a result of an undercover fbi investigation. >>> the best view in washington, d.c., going to be off limits for just a little bit longer. that is because the washington monument will be closed for repairs for at least another year, maybe until 2014. it's been shut down since an earthquake hit d.c. last august. >>> and members of congress hard at work right now, maybe. house members are gearing up for a
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: wolf, naacp leaders told cnn they praised mitt romney for showing what they called courage in coming to this convention today. but safe to say mitt romney did not hide his positions on issues that are dear to the civil rights group. and members of the naacp did not hide their feelings about mitt romney. >> honorable mitt romney this morning is our speaker. [ applause ] >> reporter: at first the applause for mitt romney at the naacp was polite. but that did not last long. when the gop contender pledged to get the national debt under control in part by repealing the president's health care law, the crowd let him have it. >> and so to do that i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obama care. and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> reporter: the boos lasted 15 seconds. the most sustained negative response romney has received in this campaign. the chair of the naacp's national board said members objected to romney's use of the term obama care, a buzz word coined by the critics. >> that was a loaded statement. and the crowd
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
was an absolute shock for survivors of the attack and victims' relatives who were in the courtroom. cnn's kyung lah spoke with them today. >> reporter: now the hair is getting a lot of tangs. that's the thing that first struck them. what one survivor told us is something he will not forget now is the expression on this man's face. >> you're going to get a close-up shot of the 24-year-old shooting spree suspect. >> the first look for corbin. he sat in the second row as the shooting began, coming within feet of the mass killer. >> you finally take off the mask. and you see who this person really is, it's like a shock. >> can you reconcile this image with the man inside the theater? >> i did not expect that at all. it was shocking. first thing, he was covered in black. the visual coming into my mind was somebody who was -- i would say somebody very buff. somebody who works out. somebody who probably has a history of knowing weapons inside and out. >> james holmes hair grabbed attention for most people. but dade couldn't get past the expression on his face. >> he had no right to come into court loo
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Jul 10, 2012 1:00pm EDT
majority are opposed to the individual mandate as well as in a recent cnn/orc poll, suzanne, they found 55%, a small majority of independents are also opposed to the individual mandate. and that is a key constituency that both sides are clambering for. so this is the beauty of being in the majority. you can hold votes on the house floor and hold three separate hearings today on an issue that you find important. >> kate, they call it messaging. they call it symbolism. it's been done on both sides for both parties. is there any concern folks see this as show boating, that they are going to have to face criticism here, that they're not addressing what people really are concerned about, jobs and the economy? >> that's something the democrats are trying to hammer home. you heard that today and heard that leading up to this vote. democrats argue, look, why aren't we talking about jobs and the economy as well as bush era tax cuts? why are you holding this vote when you know it's going nowhere? republicans, i've heard them tell me time and time again, number one, they say we can walk and chew gum
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Jul 19, 2012 3:00pm EDT
said to cnn more than a year ago. >> the real reason why we're here in this business is to glorify god by being a faithful steward of all that's entrusted to us and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with chick-fil-a. >> twitter, my twitter, i was tweeting about this, gone crazy over cathy's latest comments on same-sex marriage. we just want to read you a couple of your tweets. david tweets, "i couldn't be more happy that a godly company has the guts to stand firm against haters. the lord bless them." kobo tweets, "this changes nothing. my stomach doesn't understand bigotry. i only disagree with their stance on being closed sundays." and ed helms tweets "chick-fil-a doesn't like gay people? so lame. hate to think what they do to the gay chickens. lost a loyal fan. i'm joined by the host of the ken coleman show. >> good to be here, brooke. >> wow. >> it's a firestorm. >> it's a firestorm. people are calling dan cathy a bigot. the names continue, names i can't even use here on cnn. tell me about your personal experience with him. >> i've got to tell you this. someone to
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Jul 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
, offer ends soon. >>> a relatively new kind of attack has shaken the homeland security department. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly is live in wachlt suzanne put in perspective how intense is this threatsome. >> those numbers are up sharply, kyra. remember, this is the number of reported attacks against companies that control things like the power grid, water filtration plants, even nuclear facility. the cyber division reports that reported attacks up significantly since 2009. take a look at numbers. in 2009 there were nine attacks that were reported to dhs. in 2010 4rks 1 reported attacks and just last year the numbers soared as you said, kyra, 198 reports. that doesn't say that every attack was successful. in some case it was determined there was no real threat but there was 17 cases last year where the specially trained teams within dhs known as industrial control systems cyber emergency response teams were deployed to physical locations to investigate these. again, this is what we're talking about. they included the energy sector, those who hasds access to the nuclear f
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00am PDT
." "cnn newsroom" begins with carol costello right now. >> hi, soledad. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, security threat. a d.c. police officer on desk duty this morning after he was reportedly overheard saying he would shoot the first lady. >>> red light runner. an amazing crash. a driver airborne and now arrested for dui. the terrifying moments all caught on a traffic camera. >>> still standing. the fate of the statue of joe paterno in question today and the push to bring it down. penn state carefully weighing its options. >>> and burn the uniform. harry reid wants to torch the chinese made clothes saying he wants the olympians to wear shirts with usa on them. this morning the olympic committee responds. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. happy friday 13th. i'm carol costello. we begin this hour with a very bad day for the nation's biggest banks. jpmorgan chase and its ceo jamie dimon are opening their books and telling us just how much money the firm lost in a bunch of risky trades. the blunder stunned the financial world and fueled more debate on whether
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and this hour in the "cnn newsroom," we will tell you how the worst drought that america has seen in 50 years is affect iing the cro and the economy and our pocketbooks. and the white house takes mitt romney and two possible vp candidates to ohio. >>> and the fda bans a chemical from baby bottles and why are adults still living with it? >>> we go to wilted crops in fields, and soil drying up, and half of the country's farms are reaching drought which is the most since 1956. and today, president obama met with agriculture secretary tom vilsack, and 39 more counties declared disaster areas, and we are taking an in-depth look at the crops, and how the drought is affecting corn and the farmers and what it means for the food budget and you are likely to see some prices going up as well. the drought is taking a devastating toll on the crops and especially corn. the agriculture program is saying that 50% of the corn acro across the country is in poor or very poor condition and that is with only 11% last year. and we will go to talk with rob marciano there in burnettsville, indiana. and tell us what
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